Think of Story Club as a monthly book club with a twist!  Each month we will discuss a story but we will draw from more than just books.  Also included in Story Club will be other great story telling mediums such as television, movies, games and even podcasts.

Hosted by CouchWarrior, Story Club members will be given a month to take in the story and then we will meet on Discord to talk about what we learned, what we liked and disliked and how it might change the way we approach stories. It doesn't matter if you are a writer, YouTuber or simply love to play games, read and watch movies, the Story Club is for everyone!

Best of all, Story Club discussions are conducted in full voice chat! With a mic, headset and Discord you can finally talk to others in the community about your favorite stories! All you need is Power Patron status and a love of great stories well told.


I am very excited about our first selection for Story Club and there are many reasons to be enthusiastic about this book! Have you ever wondered why the Character Crusade guys call themselves "The Gentleman Bastards"?  Well it was inspired by this book so read it to find out!  


We will be discussing this book on Monday, February 13th from 8-9pm CST on the Character Crusade Discord server. Join us!

The Lies of Locke Lamora is a wonderful character study and a beautifully done "buddy" story set in a rich a beautiful world filled with thieves and intrigue. The city of Camorr has the feeling of Venice in its heyday and is painted onto the page by the author in a masterful way.  Locke is a plucky up and coming thief with a remarkable intellect and quick wit and his evolution is a joy to experience.  The author, Scott Lynch, is a midwestern boy from Wisconsin and although he has since moved east there was a time when he lived in the same small midwestern town as many of my relatives.

For me, this story presents the perfect combination of character development, rich setting, engaging plot and absolutely beautiful use of language.  I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have and I look forward to talking about it in our February Story Club meeting!  Best of all, if you like this book there are two more in the series

The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch

The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch

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The Lies of Locke Lamora

An orphan’s life is harsh—and often short—in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is soon infamous, fooling even the underworld’s most feared ruler. But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious and deadly. Faced with a bloody coup that threatens to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the enemy at his own brutal game—or die trying.


“Fresh, original, and engrossing . . . gorgeously realized.” - George R. R. Martin
“Right now, in the full flush of a second reading, I think The Lies of Locke Lamora is probably in my top ten favorite books ever. Maybe my top five. If you haven’t read it, you should. If you have read it, you should probably read it again.” - Patrick Rothfuss

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How do I join Story Club?

CouchWarrior's Story Club is available to individuals who support our Patreon Campaign at the $5 level.  For a small monthly contribution of $5 you get access to the Story Club and many advanced features on our Discord server include text and voice chat.  Consider making a contribution to help keep the crusade alive!